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    October 14, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #299 - White House Cosplay - 10/15/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump is one of the many Americans who doesn’t really understand what Medicare is

    2. Apparently Democrats are taking literally anybody these days

    3. If Georgia’s governor can’t win by getting more votes, he’ll win by purging his opponent’s voters. Democracy!

    4. Kanye armed only with a MAGA hat and a dream, discusses the infinite universe with Donald Trump

    5. Jared Kushner paid less in taxes than you did last year

    6. Melania cosplays her way around Africa as a Nazi villain

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    October 9, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

    BTL #298 - CAPACITY FOR EVIL - 10/10/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico apparently held the key to the ongoing GOP dry mouth epidemic, but nobody from their party was there to look for it

    2. Nikki Haley is now free to use as many private jets and basketball tickets as her little heart desires

    3. Susan Collins proves that unassuming old slow-talkers have the same capacity for evil as the rest of us

    4. California isn’t the only state that can force you to vote on too many props

    5. Finally time to dig into our favorite thing: Suspicious election polling in random states

    6. The one thing we can still do is unify around rural white people

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    September 30, 2018 @ 10:41 pm

    BTL #297 - WHACK-A-MOLE - 10/1/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We interrupt our regularly scheduled Puerto Rico coverage to report on those immigrant children we seem to have forgotten about

    2. Rod Rosenstein avoided being wacked in this week’s White House HR Whack-A-Mole

    3. Senate holds hearings to conclusively determine whether men are shit

    4. Jeff Flake’s has his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment

    5. The internet does some boofing sleuthing

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    September 23, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

    BTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    Well...we've been away for a month so it’s mostly rants!  We’ll be ranting Kavanaugh, primaries, hurricanes and everything you need to know before next week, when we go back to our covering one week of news at a time.

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    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    August 20, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

    BTL #295 - WATERGATE PT II - 8/20/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The truth is not the truth when it comes to Puerto Rico.

    2. Your first official correct reading of the recent primary results.

    3. Donald Trump gave Omarosa the power to destroy him. But lucky him, it’s good for ratings!

    4. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t go to war with the deep state.

    5. We found our generation’s John Dean.

    6. The truth is the truth when it comes to Donald Trump, he just doesn’t know how to find it.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    August 5, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #294 - BRENT’S RETURN - 8/6/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    *Brent is back! Yay!*

    1. The Trump White House is the only place in government where quitting means staying put

    2. Rev up your car elevator and head to your nearest stockbroker! More tax breaks are on the way.

    3. Don Jr. is definitely innocent of not having a meeting about adoptions with Russian officials. That much we know.

    4. Donald Trump doesn’t need an invite to your stupid GOP rally. Also he doesn’t know who you are or what district he’s currently standing in.

    5. Jeff Sessions is stopping injustice in its tracks, one secularist at a time

    6. The judge in the Manafort trial is hungry for justice...and Baked Alaska

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

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    July 15, 2018 @ 9:33 pm

    BTL #293 - BALLOON BABY [w/ guest host Grant Sloss] - 7/16/18

    In Which We Discuss:

     

    1. We tuned in for “Bachelorette: The SCOTUS Edition’s” finale

    2. Note to head-in-hands, NATO-meeting-era John Kelly: you are literally the problem here.

    3. Trump gets a taste of his own medicine from royals and regular people alike

    4. Dianne Feinstein can’t even take a hint and now it’s kind of like...sad

    5. Paul Ryan apparently knows more about the destructive nature of woodchucks than his constitutional powers

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    July 2, 2018 @ 8:28 pm

    BTL #292 - NEW SOCIALIST IN TOWN [w/ guest host Carla Nordstrom] - 7/3/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    *w/ Special guest Carla Nordstrom and vital help from Andy Bobrow*

    1. Puerto Rico is going to be an election issue in 2020. Maybe that will finally get them some assistance?

    2. There’s a new socialist in town. Also a new unemployed millionaire…

    3. SCOTUS rulings were relased so…break out the Xanax!

    4. If you’re wondering why Facebook said it was the end of the world this week, it had to do with somebody other than Trump this time.

    5. Two options for immigrant children in Trump’s America: 1. Be an orphan 2. Go to prison. Land of the free!

    6. It’s okay lefties, Bernie Sanders is going to be the President of Mexico instead.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of summer breezes and thunderstorms who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

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    June 18, 2018 @ 12:23 am

    BTL #291 - 1950s TODDLER - 6/18/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump administration finds new depths of cruelty. Blames notable cruel person, Jesus.

    2. Brain Trust Live won the California primaries

    3. Donald Trump at the G7 is a cartoon toddler from the 50s

    4. White House tries their hand at North Korea-style propaganda films. Does a passable job at authoritarian propaganda art.

    5. Want to visit Paul Manafort in VIP jail? We’ve got the deets!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

     

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    June 3, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

    BTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is even more fucked than we told you they were

    2. Tuesday is primary day in California! Don’t get the answers wrong.

    3. Tom Perez apparently has learned a lot from the Trump era, like that promises made of words don’t mean anything

    4. Scientific proof that electing Democrats will lower your uninsured rate

    5. Donald Trump will always forgive for the price of one giant novelty envelope

    6. Roseanne Barr will now continue her nervous breakdown without ABC’s support.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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